Nyxia Unleashed – book review

Nyxia Unleashed  Nyxia #2 by Scott Reintgen Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) The Babel corporation has misled its young Genesis crews countless times, and now that the teens are on the alien world Eden (Magnia), they have a chance to hear another side of the story – that of Magnia’s inhabitants, the Adamites (as Babel calls them) or the Imago (as they call themselves). As the Emmett and Morning and the others … Read more

Nyxia – book review

Nyxia Nyxia triad #1 by Scott Reintgen Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Emmett is chosen, along with 9 other young people, for Babel’s super-secret mission to planet Eden, he can’t believe his luck. The compensation – $50,000/month – will allow him to lift his parents up out of poverty and make possible his mother’s medical treatment. But first he has to survive the training phase, where he will have … Read more

Toll – book review

The Toll Arc of a Scythe #3 by Neal Shusterman Science Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The fates of Scythes Anastasia and Lucifer seemed sealed when they sank along with the island of Endura, but a salvage mission into those waters retrieved their deadish bodies and they were revived – 3 years later. Meanwhile, the Scythe Goddard proclaimed himself High Blade, holding dominion over all Scythes, and began changing Scythe laws and … Read more

Giver – Read It and Rate It

The Giver The Giver Quartet #1 by Lois Lowry Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Jonas is chosen as a Receiver at the Ceremony of 12, and begins his training. He is a little frightful because he will have to feel pain, and in his community there is no pain, no feelings, and no color! When The Giver starts to teach him feelings, he realizes that … Read more

Kill Order – Read It and Rate It

Kill Order Maze Runner #4 by James Dashner Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Mark and Alec wanted to explore the woods one day, but men with blow darts shoot people, so some of them die, others go crazy. Then Trisa and Dee Dee are captured by some crazies and Mark and Alec are the only ones who can save them. I liked this book because you don’t know if they’re … Read more

Maximum Ride: Nevermore – Read It and Rate It

Nevermore Maximum Ride #8 by James Patterson Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars Max and her flock are at the end of the world. Max loves Fang and Dylan but she doesn’t trust Dylan even if he’s perfect for her. I really liked it because even if Max is a mutant with wings, she is a teen and you can have the same thoughts. She makes choices that … Read more

Fairest: Levana’s Story – Read It and Rate It

Fairest: Levana’s Story Lunar Chronicles #5 (prequel) by Marissa Meyer Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Fairest” is the 5th book in the Lunar Chronicles series and it tells us the backstory of why Levana is so evil and how she got her throne. When I read this my thoughts about the horrible queen turned to sympathy.

Illuminae – Read It and Rate It

Illuminae Illuminae Files #1 by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Adventure Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) It is 2575 and at the edge of the universe, two megacorporations are at war for a small planet. Kady and Ezra live on this small planet, but, after it’s invaded, live on two separate ships. With enemy fire coming closer and a killer pathogen on the lose, Kady and Ezra must put their … Read more

Titans – book review

Titans by Victoria Scott Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Young Adult * * * * Stars (Great!) Astrid Sullivan would do anything to keep her family from falling apart, but her grandfather’s and father’s gambling have put them in a precarious position and they stand to lose everything. A chance meeting with a cantankerous elderly engineer (Rags) at the racetrack, gives Astrid new hope when he asks her to be the jockey for a Titan 1.0 … Read more

Mysterious Benedict Society – Read It and Rate It

The Mysterious Benedict Society Mysterious Benedict Society #1 by Trenton Lee Stewart Adventure Realistic Fiction Science Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) In this book 4 kids have to stop a mysterious evil, sleepy human monster from sending hidden messages into people’s heads and making them make him ruler of the world. In their schemes to trump his plans, they send Morse code with a flashlight, discover hidden traps, and get sucked … Read more